Celebrating 60 Years of Excellence in Custom-Made CabinetryBy / April 10, 2019 March 27, 2019
Kountry Kraft is proud to be celebrating 60 years in business! This diamond anniversary signifies growth, responsibility, values and security which are all characteristics that Kountry Kraft has honored throughout the years.
Throughout the 60 Years
It all started in 1958, Elvin Hurst was a farmer raising a family of his own with this wife, Helen Hurst. In addition to farming, Elvin worked as a cabinet maker. He enjoyed woodworking so much that Helen saved $10 a month to buy Elvin a $110 Craftsman Table Saw for Christmas that year. This gift brought so many opportunities for Elvin that he did not see coming. The demand for his creations exceeded his ability to supply. So, with the help of his parents, Reuben and Mary Hurst, Elvin launched Kountry Kraft in April of 1959. Without Helen, there would be no Kountry Kraft!
Because of Elvin’s commitment to quality woodworking, Kountry Kraft became widely known for top level craftsmanship and impeccable service, and their popularity soared. Elvin continued to use the saw for 18 years as the company rapidly expanded from their four-car garage to a 96,000 square foot facility with a staff of over 100 skilled craftsmen.
In 2000, Elvin became chairman of the board after serving as president of the company for 40 years. This move represented the change from him being active in the daily management of the company. Elvin and Helen realized that it was a necessity for both the company and the industry to prepare for the next generation. It was with great pride that they gave managerial control of Kountry Kraft to two of their four children in 2003, Elvin Hurst Jr. and Dee Hurst-Funk, who spent their entire lives working in every facet of the business.
Over the past 60 years the office and manufacturing facility remains on the Hurst family farm in the beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. The third generation of Hurst family members are now being groomed to manage the company in the future. We are so excited to be celebrating 60 years in business and look forward to many more!
To view all the exquisite projects Kountry Kraft has created over the past 60 years, visit our website or Houzz page!
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D&B Elite Construction Group Kountry Kraft Cabinet DealerBy / December 7, 2016 February 20, 2017
Design. Build. Deliver
D&B Elite Construction is a commercial and residential design build firm located in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.
Allan Henn founded Elite Home builders in 1993 and Dan Gring and Brennan Reichenbach founded D&B Construction Group in 2010. D&B Elite Construction Group is a culmination of D&B Construction Group and Elite Home Builders. The two groups came together for a bigger and better purpose. D&B Elite Construction offers collaborative, full-service project services for both commercial and residential projects.
- Dan Gring – Head of the Commercial Construction Division
- Brennan Reichenbach – Head of D&B Elite’s Home Remodeling Division
- Allen Henn – Head of D&B Elite’s New Home Division
Collectively, they have over 60 years of experience and a team of production managers, project managers, an in-house licensed design specialist, and a crew of estimators and field carpenters. The number one goal of D&B is to satisfy their clients and make their vision come to life.
Award Winning Designs
The spirit of the company is one of providing endless inspiration to us all. D&B Elite is proud of its work and the company has been recognized for its quality design and excellent construction by local, regional, and national builder and remodeler associations. They have won Best of 2015 Bathroom Remodeler of the Year Wyomissing, PA – Wyomissing Awards Program, 2015 Qualified Remodeler Magazine Top 500 and 2015 Remodelers Magazine BIG 50 National Award just to name a few.
Luxury Kitchen Cabinets and Quality Products
D&B Elite is also a direct dealer of quality products homeowners can trust, giving clients the best price and quality installation. They have designed a stunning array of kitchens that feature Kountry Kraft cabinetry and our cabinetry and many other quality products are on display in the design showroom, offering the ability to see the quality and experience the functionality of the items firsthand.
- Kountry Kraft Cabinetry
- Thermador Appliances
- Top Knob – residential hardware
- Kessenbohmer / Clever Storage (home storage solutions)
- Easy Track Closet Systems
- Grothouse Lumber – Wood Counter Tops
- Hafele – decorative hardware
- Rustica Hardware
Luxury Kitchen Cabinets in Mohnton, PA.
Visit their website to learn more about this incredibly talented, trustworthy company.
Integrated Kitchens LLC – A Talented Kountry Kraft Cabinet PartnerBy / November 23, 2016 February 20, 2017
Located in the East Bay area of San Francisco, Integrated Kitchens LLC offers unique kitchen designs for both new and existing homes.
Founding of Integrated Kitchens
Founder, Amy C. Pasek, wanted to pursue her passion for kitchen design after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitman College and then graduating from Montgomery College with an Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design. Amy’s professors could clearly see her talent for kitchen design, as they requested for her assistance in mentoring design students following graduation. Amy has strong communication skills when it comes to collaborating with clients, architects and contractors which resonates well with her beautiful designs. Integrated Kitchens takes your needs and desires and integrate them into a beautiful, functioning kitchen. Integrated Kitchens fulfills all of the steps of designing a new kitchen; budgeting, design and communication throughout the construction process. They take care of everything for you, so you don’t need to worry about it!
This kitchen design by Amy Pasek in Vienna, VA. This modern kitchen features Wenge cabinets with Purity style doors and drawers.
Kountry Kraft is proud to be associated with such a passionate kitchen design company. Read some of Integrated Kitchen’s customer testimonials and view more of their work on their website.
Employee Appreciation PostBy / September 21, 2016 September 21, 2016
Employee appreciation is a particular topic that comes easy to us. We want to take a moment to thank our employees for their hard work, dedication, and passion for producing the finest custom cabinetry.
The photo above is a sign that presently hangs above the employee entrance of Kountry Kraft, Inc. We hang this sign to recognize the hard work and determination we see in our employees each and every day. This sign is a clear communication to our employees that employee appreciation is not just one day, but every day. It is in this spirit we have the honor of working with the most talented craftsmen proudly producing made in USA products.
Employee Appreciation Since 1959
In 1959 the Hurst Family—founders of Kountry Kraft, Inc.—established the traditions of hard work, dedication, honesty and clear communication. Today, the second generation co-owners share those same qualities which continue to be valued, and expected, from each of the 125+ individuals employed by Kountry Kraft, Inc. This team atmosphere fosters success, company growth, and the wellbeing of each employee.
All in all, Kountry Kraft strives to create a dedicated team to build the finest custom kitchen cabinetry. Hard work and skilled hand craftsmanship are some qualities you will find in our Kountry Kraft workers.
Kountry Kraft is always seeking new individuals who share our vision. To view information on employment opportunities, click here.